MANILA, Philippines – Action star Robin Padilla is glad that Kris Aquino’s youngest son James “Bimby” Yap Jr. is overprotective of his mom.
Action star Robin Padilla
Speaking to ABS-CBN News on Thursday, Padilla said he was actually happy that Bimby punched him when the the young boy saw him kissing Aquino for a scene in their upcoming series “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw.”
In the series, Aquino will reportedly play the wife of actor Robin Padilla.
“Ang tapang ng batang iyon. Tuwing magkikita kami, hinahamon ako ng suntukan, nakakatuwa eh. Natutuwa ako kasi alam kong may mag-aalaga kay Kris. Natutuwa ako kasi parang nakikita ko yung sarili ko eh. Ganoon ako nung bata ako eh,” he said.
Padilla said Bimby has nothing to worry about because what he and Aquino did is just for the show.
In her morning show "KrisTV" last week, Aquino told Padilla's wife, Mariel Rodriguez, that Bimby gets jealous about the action star.
"I'm sure Robin makes you kuwento how Bimby hates him so much and wants to kill him," Aquino told Rodriguez, who replied that the actor has not told her anything about the young boy.
"Hindi niya kinikwento? But 'yon, I always tell him 'Bimb, he is married to Tita Mariel.' 'But he is acting with you.' Binubugbog niya si Robin sa set. Hindi siya nagku-kuwento, ngayon kinwento ka na. I told him (Padilla), 'Hoy next time na dadalaw si Bimby pwede ba dalhin mo na si Mariel para lang ma-realize ni Bimby na hindi ano,'" said Aquino.
Padilla is Aquino’s former boyfriend.